|Climate Change and Environmental Justice - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Patrick Bond (Director of the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal) talks to us about his new book Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society: Negative Returns on South African Investments (co-edited with Rehana Dada and Graham Erion, 2007). Bond discusses carbon tradingâs effects on global warming, critiques free market approaches to climate change, and charts the rise of African grassroots movements for environmental justice.
Keywords: Africa; carbon trading; civil society; climate change; environment; Patrick Bond; social movements; South Africa
|Nigeria, Gender, Labor, and Environment - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Judith Byfield (History, Cornell) on the social and economic history of women and the environment in Nigeria. She elaborates on the role of the prominent Kuti family and also on the origins of her scholarly interest in Africa. The interview was recorded during Dr. Byfield's visit to Michigan State University where she delivered the 2010 ASA Presidential Lecture.
Keywords: African Studies Association; climate change; environment; gender; history; Judith Byfield; labor; Nigeria; women